The Elizas

The Elizas

“The dysfunctional, unreliable heroines of Girl on a Train and The Woman in the Window have a new sister-in-arms: Eliza Fontaine, protagonist of this adult novel by the author of the YA juggernaut Pretty Little Liars.”
—Newsday

“A book you won’t be able to leave sitting on the nightstand for long.”
—Harper’s BAZAAR


When debut novelist Eliza Fontaine is found at the bottom of a hotel pool, her family at first assumes that it’s just another failed suicide attempt. But Eliza swears she was pushed, and her rescuer is the only witness.

Desperate to find out who attacked her, Eliza takes it upon herself to investigate. But as the publication date for her novel draws closer, Eliza finds more questions than answers. Like why are her editor, agent, and family mixing up events from her novel with events from her life? Her novel is completely fictional, isn’t it?

The deeper Eliza goes into her investigation while struggling with memory loss, the closer her life starts to resemble her novel until the line between reality and fiction starts to blur and she can no longer tell where her protagonist’s life ends and hers begins.

“A story blending Hitchcock, S.J. Watson, and Ruth Ware.”
—Entertainment Weekly

“Buckle up Pretty Little Liars fans, because author Sara Shepard is here with her first adult novel, and it is sizzling.”
—Bustle

“An eerie tale of manipulation, inception, and betrayal that will leave readers questioning their own memories—and reality.”
—Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly

“This is spring-break reading at its finest.”
—Town & Country

“Highly recommended for fans of eventually justified ‘paranoid woman’ characters who descend in a direct line from Charlotte Brontë to Ruth Ware.”
—Booklist (starred review)

Title:The Elizas
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501162770
Format Type:

About Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has lived in New York City, Brooklyn, Tucson, Arizona, Philadelphia, and now lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.


    The Elizas Reviews

  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is

    The Elizas Review & Blog Tour About: The Elizas is a mystery thriller written by Sara Shepard. It was recently published on 4/17/18 by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 352 pages. The genre...

  • Book of Secrets

    3.75 Stars → THE ELIZAS is a dual narrative featuring Eliza, a young author who's about to have her first novel published, and Dot, the main character in her book. Eliza is a troubled individual, bo...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Eliza and Dot - one is a real person, and the other is a character in Eliza’s book.The similarities are striking and a bit confusing.We follow both Eliza and Dot as they move through situations bot...

  • Chloe

    Novelist Eliza was discovered one night in a pool and her family assumes it’s one more of her many suicide attempt resulting due to the tumor in her brain. Eliza though is pretty sure she was pushed...

  • Amy

    I’m a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars, both the books and the show (the books were better, duh) but I haven’t read anything else from Shepherd since the final installment of that series and that w...

  • Abby (Crime by the Book)

    Full review to come! This is a lighter suspense novel that will work well for readers who typically prefer YA, but are looking to branch out into adult suspense! I enjoyed this book's drama and lighte...

  • Gare Billings

    Eliza Fontaine is a trainwreck. That's how the story begins. Found at the bottom of a pool in a drunken stupid with a belly full of vodka is how this twisted tale begins. I found the opening to be rat...

  • Wit & Wonder Books

    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **Sara Shepard is famous for her Pretty Little Liars series but her upcoming standalone The Elizas is sure to be just as big a hit.Novelist Eliza Fon...

  • Dennis

    Full disclosure: I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, nor have I seen the hit television series. Like everybody else in the universe, I have heard of Sara Shepard and was very excited to pick up The E...

  • Jamie Rosenblit

    This just honestly did not work for me. I found myself not loving either Eliza’s story or her novel, The Dots and when they finally came together, I kind of just said oh well, that’s interesting, ...